People in the Middle Ages thought onions were so important, back then you could use them to pay your rent! Don’t count on your rental office accepting onions as payment nowadays. But what you CAN do is put them near your bed at night!There’s an old trick going back to the 1500s, that cutting an onion into quarters and putting it near your bed will help relieve a cough. They even say it can prevent cold and flu altogether! A doctor in the early 1900s recommended it to his patients, and they all stayed healthy while other people in the area got sick!The idea comes from an onion’s antibacterial properties that supposedly absorb dirty air. Science doesn’t back that one up these days, but there are plenty of other things you can do with an onion in the bedroom!
Your cat lady friend has asked you to cat-sit her loves while she’s away for the weekend. You arrive at the house and open the fridge to feed them something healthy like chicken. You notice a bar of chocolate and decide to give it to them as a treat. Wow! That’s a siren! Your friend calls you and yells at you. Turns out she has an alarm system that goes off when there’s any danger to her kitties. You should never ever feed them chocolate!
Buying household items may sound like not much fun, but with Amazon it can be truly amusing. Our today’s selection includes a stainless steel “soap” that will remove unpleasant odors from your hands (yes, even the smell of garlic!), a fabulous goo-cleaning product that will leave no trace of stubborn chewing gum or sticker stains, and many more cool items that just need to be in your shopping cart. A bonus at the end of the list will help you take care of your hardworking hands in a cute way, because they deserve it.
So Barry is running along the shore of the lake as fast as possible. He knows that if he stops, his life will turn into a nightmare in no time. 1,000 mosquitoes are about to bite him! But what he doesn’t know is that he’ll be okay after all. So, don’t be afraid, Barry, and stop! Mosquitoes are slow; they fly at a little more than 1 mph. And you can’t run forever. So, after a couple of hours of pointless running, Barry stops. He sweats and emits a smell attractive to insects. One little mosquito flies up to him. It buzzes next to his ear, sits on his sweaty neck, and bites. The insect pierces the skin with a special mouth apparatus called a proboscis. The mosquito starts pumping blood through this needle. Its saliva gets into Barry’s body and causes an allergic reaction. More precisely, it’s Barry’s immune system that starts this reaction. It perceives the mosquito’s saliva as an enemy and sends a unique chemical substance to the bite site.
Next time you follow a recipe where you need to separate egg yolks from whites, try this. Peel a clove of garlic and rub your fingers with it. Carefully break an egg into a bowl. With your garlicky fingers, pick up the yolk. Voilà. You can now marvel at how perfectly it separates from the egg white. If it’s egg-peeling time, there are two easy ways to do it. When cooking eggs, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the boiling water. This will make peeling eggs much easier. You can also place them under cold running water as soon as they’re ready. The eggshells will come off much easier. And you won’t burn your hands while peeling the eggs.
Have you ever struggled with a problem only to find that a simple solution was in front of you the whole time? In today’s fast-paced world, we’re all looking for ways to simplify our lives and make things easier. Luckily, the internet is full of innovative solutions to everyday problems, and Amazon is no exception. Whether you’re looking to save time, streamline your routine, or just make your life a little more convenient, read on to discover some of the solutions that can greatly improve your daily life.And in the bonus, you’ll find a not-so-small but super-useful product. So read until the end!
I have a collection of questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to; let’s go! First, an observation — cookies and baguettes are basically kinds of bread. So, my question is — why, when left outside for the night, a cookie gets soft, and a baguette becomes hard? It doesn’t make any sense.
Even those of us who adore cooking often dream of spending less time in the kitchen. Peeling and cutting the ingredients, cooking the dishes, and cleaning the tools afterward can take ages, and we can feel too tired to fully enjoy the tasty results of our work. Luckily, Amazon can help. There are a bunch of kitchen tools and devices that can save your precious time and nerves and help you find more pleasure in cooking and serving your favorite food.
The art of cooking is a challenge, as it requires a lot of skill, time, and focus. The ideal goal is to prepare a meal that delights the palate, does not stick to the bottom of the pan, and does not burn. Unfortunately, not all of us do well in the culinary arts, even if we try our best.
Being in the royal family certainly has its rules when being in public. You have to behave in a certain manner in order to keep the reputation clean. But it turns out that the rules apply behind the scenes too. Even at dinner, there are certain things the royal family must and mustn’t do.
Bad breath or halitosis, the medical term for it, is probably one of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing conditions a person can have. There are different reasons why this problem appears, and sometimes it could be an indication of something much more serious. That’s why we decided to let you know about the causes and the solutions to it. However, we need to make it clear that visiting a doctor might be the best thing to do if no other solution is working.
Natural food-based home remedies have been used across all countries and cultures for centuries. While most of us only view it as fuel, food serves more purposes than just sustaining us. From skincare and haircare to curing everyday sicknesses, some of them are so beneficial that you can find a solution to almost any problem by just looking in your kitchen.We at Bright Side put together a list of foods that aren’t just meant to be eaten — they actually have numerous other benefits.
Famous family recipes and old wives’ tales are passed along from generation to generation. Many of them were given to us by our grandmas, and to them by their grandmas, and so on. All in all, most of them were proven over time and are completely healthy and safe. Which we cannot say about many of today’s trends. They suddenly appear out of nowhere and are copied and applied without giving them any thought. When we really should be carefully examining them.
Whether you’re an expert cook or have just started spending more time in the kitchen, having the right gadgets can make a huge difference. You can save time and energy and have cleaner counters, even right after preparing a meal. We delved into the world of chefs and cooks and discovered kitchen products that will not only make cooking a more enjoyable experience for you, but will also not break the bank.
Even though studying at a culinary school might take from several months to 4 years, you don’t have to spend much time to develop your cooking skills. There are so many talented chefs among ordinary people. They make the best meals for their families, and only bad kitchen mistakes can stop them from feeling like true professionals.
Breastfeeding is one of the most intimate moments you can share with your baby. It promotes healthy weight gain, makes your baby experience fewer digestive problems, such as colic or gas, and strengthens their immune system. However, this experience can also be rather challenging, especially for new moms.
Garlic can prolong your life, but that isn’t its only benefit. It has incredible superpowers, such as fighting cancerous cells, detoxing your body, and even reducing body fat. Once you find out how beneficial this miracle plant is to our bodies, you’ll probably learn to ignore its pungent aroma. You might even want to put a garlic clove under your pillow after discovering all the wonderful secrets it hides.
If you’ve ever wondered why characters in romantic movies never seem to have morning breath, you’re not alone. Most of us are familiar with the smell that comes from your mouth as soon as you wake up. And even though many may feel embarrassed about it, everyone experiences bad morning breath from time to time. And as it turns out, some of your everyday habits may be responsible for it.
As we cook today, we all know a lot of different life hacks and tasty recipes. But because we’ve become really busy, some kitchen rules are ignored or forgotten. For example, not everyone remembers that bay leaves should be removed from the soup or it will become bitter. And the sides of a cake mold shouldn’t be covered with butter since it can lead to bad results.
Communication is, and always will be, the single most important thing to make sure your marriage lasts. Couples should even think about pursuing ways to open new channels of dialogue over the years. But sometimes, opening up means that you have to cope with complaints about something that doesn’t really make much sense. This is why endless conversations can be important. Because they help you figure out whether those complaints are actually true or not, and that’s a great way to improve any relationship.
It’s not surprising that delicious food, good service, and the pleasant atmosphere that we experience at restaurants cost money. But we still want to control our expenses and not leave them realizing that we’ve just spent a fortune.
In a fast-paced world, it’s not an easy task to eat healthier, especially when you don’t have the time or energy to cook. We want you to stay away from junk food and enjoy a healthy meal that will provide the maximum benefits to your body. Bright Side has spared no effort in finding unobvious ways to help you eat healthier and have more time for yourself.
When we start our diets, we may fall victim to some popular nutrition myths. Choosing low-fat products in the supermarket, ditching pastries, and consuming an enormous amount of “healthy” yogurt — all these things make us feel permanently hungry, but the cozy pillow around our waist stays in the same place.
80% to 90% of women may get cellulite at some point in their lives. And although there are many medical ways to treat cellulite, such as laser therapy, cool sculpting, or surgery, they all are quite unpleasant and expensive. And the easiest way to combat those annoying dimples is to invest in a nutritious and healthy diet that will benefit your whole body.
In a quiet room, during a meeting, while giving an important presentation in front of everyone, or while you’re just sitting around with friends — those grumbling noises come from your tummy at the most inappropriate moments. But there’s actually nothing to be embarrassed about since this process is normal for our bodies. It can occur because of hunger, slow digestion, or the consumption of certain foods, and believe it or not, it can be fixed.
Time-consuming and messy cooking can be a thing of the past if you add a little enthusiasm and imagination to it. Well, the easier the better. Peeling veggies, ripening avocados in no time, or grilling like a pro — all of these can be achieved with minimal effort by just performing a couple of clever tricks.
Cats can’t taste sweet things. Also, some foods are not only tasteless to them, but they’re also very dangerous to their health. So while we think we are being good pet owners, we might actually be harming them. There are foods that are even poisonous to our cats, and we need to pay attention to them because it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Sometimes when you go to buy groceries, you get too excited and throw a little bit of everything in your cart. Fruits and vegetables continue to mature and, unfortunately, you end up throwing away a lot of what you bought because it’s no longer able to be consumed. Proper food storage can save you money and prevent your fruits and vegetables from decaying quickly. It’s important that you take into account the climate of the place where you live, because this can also affect the maturation of food. The more humid and hot the place is, the more risky it is for some vegetables.
Nowadays we’re used to searching for useful tips online that can make our lives easier, however, back in the day, our grannies used to invent ingenious hacks and pass on their experiences to each other verbally. These hacks are still useful even today!
When your lymphatic system is clogged, it can lead to many diseases. The body starts trying to remove all the toxins and you may experience headaches, chronic fatigue, and digestive disorders. In this case, you can help your body and take action to detoxify the system, thus improving your overall health.
Over 780% more cases of chocolate poisoning in pets are caused over Christmas in the UK, according to Vets Now pet emergency services. Even though most pet owners are aware of the toxicity of chocolate along with other foods like nuts, onions, and fatty foods, it is found that most dogs have still experienced a bout food poisoning during the holiday season. Just a few squares of dark chocolate can risk an average dog’s life.
Ringworm, also known as Dermatophytosis, is a highly contagious form of skin fungus, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 700,000 people visit the doctor annually with concerns regarding ringworm. Thousands of those infected do not seek treatment, so keep on reading to make sure that you know what to do if you should ever come across this kind of situation in the future.
When grocery shopping, we all want to get tasty and fresh food. However, many producers and retailers are concentrated on their profit and try to use different ways to sell us illiquid goods. For example, did you know that putting a lot of herbs into a ready-made salad helps to disguise expired ingredients? Shoppers are becoming more and more attentive and revealing new tricks of dishonest retailers.
Remember the iconic lip-locking scene between Jack and Rose in the 1998 Oscar-winning movie Titanic? Imagine Jack having bad breath. Gross, isn’t it? Surely, no one would wish to be in such a situation. Yet, according to a survey, somewhere between 35% and 45% percent of people in the world suffer from bad breath at some point during their day. Americans spend around $10 billion on oral hygiene products (e.g., mints, gum, mouthwashes, toothpaste, etc.) to combat bad breath every year.
The products of the vital activities that happen in our bodies are derived not only from urine, feces, and sweat but also through the tongue. At the surface of the tongue, we have little bumps called papillae and that’s where some food particles, bacteria, and dead cells are stored. The accumulation of these things can cause a white discoloration.